#12427 NORM Future : ping only works as root

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#12427: ping only works as root
           Reporter:  godiard   |       Owner:                
               Type:  defect    |      Status:  new           
           Priority:  normal    |   Milestone:  Future Release
          Component:  distro    |     Version:  not specified 
         Resolution:            |    Keywords:  regression    
        Next_action:  diagnose  |    Verified:  0             
Deployment_affected:            |   Blockedby:                
           Blocking:            |  
Changes (by dsd):

  * owner:  pbrobinson =>
  * milestone:  13.1.0 => Future Release


 This is nothing new - its been like this for the last few releases.

 The magic permissions don't make it all the way from Fedora to JFFS2, and
 I don't see a quick solution.

 It may have worked before (years ago), when the ping executable was setuid
 root, which could even be regarded as worse than the current situation.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/12427#comment:3>
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